The 45.2-metre Royal Hakvoort motor yacht Milele has been spotted on sea trials in the North Sea. Formerly known as Project Adur, the yacht now bears her name, which is a Swahili word meaning "forever", written on the forward part of her hull at the end of the glazing.
Built in aluminium to an interior and exterior design by Omega Architects she features sporty exterior styling with key features including submarine storage on the foredeck. Her hull design is by Van Oossanen Naval Architects and she has been fitted with a Hull Vane patented ‘spoiler’ for more efficient fuel consumption.
The project was sold in 2018 with Ocean Independence managing the build and owners who were “heavily involved’ in the design process. They specifically wanted a yacht with long range and high speed with privacy as a key requirement.
Natural light was another cornerstone of the design brief, with a huge line of glazing running along the main and upper decks. The custom new build can accommodate eight guests across four cabins comprising an owner’s suite on the main deck featuring a private office on the main deck and three further guest cabins on the lower deck.
Other key features include a gym and large beach club with unfolding sea terraces.
Performance-wise, Milele is powered by a pair of MTU 12V 4000 M93L engines for a top speed of 26.5 knots. The yacht has also been fitted with two electric booster engines with a cruising speed of 12 knots and a range of over 3,800 transatlantic miles. According to the yard, the yacht also has been fitted with "dolphin-friendly silent mode."